DesignEd. in Cornwall presents the sixth annual awards ceremony and exhibition at Falmouth University.
On Thursday 27 June a private view and awards ceremony opens the three-day show at the Design Centre, Penryn Campus. The event is a culmination of outstanding design and technology work produced by students from schools and further education colleges across the county. The creative work on display is the only large-scale exhibition of its kind in the country and will be open to the public on Saturday 29 June from 10am-3pm.
DesignEd. in Cornwall originated through a partnership between Richard Scott, Design & Technology Team Leader/AST at Richard Lander School, and John Miller, Falmouth's former Director of Design, who worked collaboratively with Mr Scott to turn his idea into a reality. This year, the exhibition will display work from around 400 GCSE and post 16 students from 22 schools and colleges.
To encourage the next generation of would-be designers and innovators, DesignEd. in Cornwall receives strong support from the region's business community who sponsor prizes in the following GSCE categories: Textiles & Fashion/Product Design/Technology/Sustainability/Food Technology/Graphic Design/Ceramics, and post 16 categories: Sustainability/Innovation/Craftsmanship.
This year DesignEd. in Cornwall joins forces with Kernow Education Arts Partnership (KEAP) who run the Cornwall Secondary Art Exhibition.
20 art departments from across Cornwall have despatched their collective imaginations and creativity to be displayed together on the walls and floors of the Photography Gallery at the Penryn Campus from 27-30 June. Each school has chosen to send the work that they feel most proud of this year in a wide variety of media. This spans from Year 8 to A-level and is aimed to show the variety and quality of art work in Cornish schools.
Coordinated by KEAP and hosted by Falmouth University, this exhibition is now in its fourth year and has grown from strength to strength both in numbers of schools participating and the quality of art work exhibited.
Amanda Harris, KEAP Director says; "The Creative Industries are a great success in Cornwall so it is crucial that we retain an arts rich offer for children in Cornish schools. This exhibition along with DesignEd. is assurance that our young talent is being nurtured and inspired."
For more information about DesignEd. in Cornwall and the Cornwall Secondary Art Exhibition contact the UK Recruitment & Outreach team on 01326 213793